A well-regarded institution within Damascus University has managed to stay open during Syria’s civil war, but not without changes.
Georges Nasr made a reputation for himself in international film festivals, where he is experiencing a revival, but these days he concentrates on teaching movie making.
Kamal Al Haj was a popular and progressive dean of media studies at Damascus University, but chose to move to Germany to expand his professional horizons.
A head teacher in Yemen’s biggest camp for internally displaced people is struggling to keep the doors open – and to prevent girls dropping out.
A Ph.D. candidate and mother of two young children says reaching her academic goal has been difficult but it can be done.
Egyptian universities are meting out punishments that far outweigh student infractions in an apparent attempt to keep a tight lid on student activism, the author says.
The writer compares her experience of three different academic systems in three different countries.
Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.
In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure.